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Local Farmers impacted by Hurricane Katrina

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Updated: 09/14/2005 - When Hurricane Katrina made landfall thousands of people's livehoods were destroyed. And one of the busiest shipping ports in America shut down. Now eight of the 10 grain export elevators are restored... but there's a long way to go before business is back to normal.

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Allegiant Air Comes to Rockford

Updated: 09/14/2005 - Airport leaders says it's a winning hand for the community beginning Nov. 3, Allegiant Air will begin non-stop service from Rockford to Las Vegas, the airline will offer four flights a week out of RFD.

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E-85 Gas in Freeport

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Updated: 09/13/2005 - The Marathon gas station on Sleezer Home Drive in Freeport is converting four pumps into E85 gas pumps. The fuel is made up of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent regular unleaded gas.

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Katrina Evacuee Service Day

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Updated: 09/13/2005 - New Orleans evacuees arrived in Rockford on Sunday, but it's estimated that an additional 117 evacuees arrived in the city on their own fleeing to Rockford to stay with family and friends.

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Belvidere Aid to Katrina Victims

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Updated: 09/13/2005 - The city of Lake Charles, Louisiana has a friend in the city of Belvidere. The Mural city's leaders are organizing a community wide effort to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina.

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Shooting Death in Rockford

Updated: 09/12/2005 - One man is dead after a shooting early Monday morning, marking the 14th murder of the year. Rockford police say the shooting happened in the 400 block of 15th Avenue.

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September 11th Remembrance and Reflection

Updated: 09/11/2005 - At a special anniversary ceremony at Rock Valley College, speakers remember the horrors and hope that resulted from the 9/11 attacks.

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Pinnacle Ministry Taking Donations

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Updated: 09/09/2005 - Every day that goes by the suffering of gulf coast residents becomes clearer. But we also see glimmers of hope as local residents give all they can to help those hurricane victims.

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Freeport Family Reunited

Updated: 09/08/2005 - We have seen the horrors, and the heartbreak that now consumes the Gulf Coast region. The reality of that disaster deeply touched the lives of one Freeport family. Their daughter and grandchildren were stranded in Mississippi, and Barbara and Denny Shores set off to bring them home.

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Massive Fire Damage

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Updated: 09/06/2005 - Fire rips through a Pecatonica home, leaving behind a trail of damage.

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Evacuees Set To Arrive

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Updated: 09/05/2005 - Soon Rockford will be home to several hundred evacuees.

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